Michael Pena talks End of Watch

David Ayer is known for his gritty cop dramas like Training DaySWAT, and Street Kings. Now he was driven to get the story of Los Angeles cops “right,” and open a window into a rarely seen world of law enforcement for all its truth, grit and compassion with End of Watch. With a cast headed by Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, and featuring Anna KendrickAmerica FerreraCody HornNatalie Martinez, and Frank GrilloEnd of Watch is a powerful story of family, friendship, love, honor and courage.

Michael Pena co-stars as Officer Mike Zavala, playing opposite Jake Gyllenhaal as his partner on the job, Officer Brian Taylor. Here he talks about the intense preparation, filming with multiple cameras, and the pleasant surprise of humor on the job.

Pena is known for his diverse body of work in films such as The Lincoln Lawyer30 Minutes or LessCrash, and World Trade Center. He can next be seen in Gangster Squad, alongsideSean PennJosh Brolin, and Ryan Gosling.